Thesis 919

Admitted Prior to Fall 2011 

Thesis 919 is a reduced fee thesis registration with a flat-rate instructional fee. Only THESIS students admitted before Fall 2011 qualify to register in this course. Thesis 919 was established to ease the financial costs for full-time, continuing doctoral and master's thesis students. There is no part-time version of Thesis 919. For students admitted into thesis based programs starting with Fall 2011 and beyond, the Thesis 919 (Reduced fee thesis) is NO longer available.

Who is eligible?

Doctoral students who:

  • were admitted prior to Fall 2011, and
  • are in a non-cost recovery doctoral program, and
  • have been registered full-time (minimum of 9 course/thesis weights per term) in their graduate program for a minimum of two years (normally four Fall and/or Winter terms), and
  • have been assessed at least 18 units of fee index in each of those terms.

Master's Thesis students who:

  • were admitted prior to Fall 2011, and
  • are in a non-cost recovery thesis-based master's program, and
  • have been registered full-time (minimum of 9 course/thesis weights per term) in their graduate program for a minimum of one year (normally two Fall and/or Winter terms), and
  • have been assessed at least 18 units of fee index in each of those terms.

Eligibility for Spring/Summer Registrations

Spring and Summer term registrations may be used to calculate Thesis 919 eligibility. However the student must have been registered full-time (minimum of 6 course/thesis weights per term) in two consecutive Spring and Summer terms. Registration in 6 course/thesis weights in a Spring term, plus registration plus registration in 6 course/thesis weights in the consecutive Summer Term is equivalent to a full-time registration (9 course/thesis weights) in one Fall or Winter term.

Students registered in a master's thesis program who are transferring to a doctoral program may not have satisfied the eligibility requirements for registration in Thesis 919 in the doctoral program.

For more information, contact your department or consult the Graduate Program Manual Section 6: Program Planning & Registration.


Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Thesis 919 Sample Assessments

Canadian Student

Fall Winter Total
Reduced Thesis Fee 1,167.96 1,167.97 2,335.92
Non-instructional Fees


Student Academic Support Fee 252.18 252.18 504.36
Athletics & Recreation  82.00 82.00  164.00 
PAW Centre Fee 27.00 27.00 54.00
Student Health and Wellness Fee 61.32 61.32 122.64 
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) 81.26 81.26 162.52
GSA Dedicated Fees 1.00 1.00  2.00 
GSA Dental Plan* 214.75 0.00 214.75
GSA Health Plan* 285.61 0.00  285.61
Graduate Student Assistance Program 4.00 8.00  12.00 
U-Pass - Fall/Winter 153.00 153.00 306.00
U-Pass - Spring/Summer** (Thesis-based students only) n/a 153.00 153.00
Total $2,330.08 $1,986.72 $4,316.80

International Student

Fall Winter Total
Instructional Fees


Reduced Thesis Fee 2,705.44 2,705.44 5,410.88
Graduate International Tuition 2,000.00 2,000.00 4,000.00
Non-instructional Fees


Student Academic Support Fee 252.18 252.18 504.36
Athletics & Recreation  82.00 82.00  164.00 
PAW Centre Fee 27.00 27.00 54.00
Student Health and Wellness Fee 61.32 61.32 122.64 
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) 81.26 81.26 162.52
GSA Dedicated Fees 1.00 1.00  2.00 
GSA Dental Plan* 214.75 0.00 214.75
GSA Health Plan* 285.61 0.00  285.61
Graduate Student Assistance Program 4.00 8.00  12.00 
U-Pass - Fall/Winter 153.00 153.00 306.00
U-Pass - Spring/Summer** (Thesis-based students only) n/a 153.00 153.00
Fees Reduction


Graduate International Tuition Reduction -2,000.00 -2,000.00 -4,000.00
Total $3,867.56 $3,524.20 $7,391.76

*Assessed in Fall Term (providing 12-month coverage) to full-time graduate students only. Students covered by equivalent health/dental plans may opt out before the change of coverage deadline in September. Newly admitted and new registrants that are full-time Winter Term only students may opt out before the change of coverage deadline in January. Visit www.ihaveaplan.ca for complete information.

**Thesis-based students registered in the Winter Term are assessed a mandatory Spring/Summer U-Pass fee, which provides a universal transit pass for the subsequent Spring and Summer Terms. Course-based students are assessed the Spring/Summer U-Pass fee during Spring/Summer registrations. See U-Pass.